Recent FBI Data Reveals a Sad Trend for US Law Enforcement

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Recent FBI Data Reveals a Sad Trend for US Law Enforcement

Earlier this week, the FBI released new national data on police use of force against civilians in 2021.

The FBI publishes data ranging from police use of force to officer-involved shootings each year to inform the public of the latest reports and crime collection.

Additionally, the bureau had released new data on 73 officers killed in the line of duty, nearly half of whom did not engage their suspects when they were attacked, according to Fox News. The grim statistic represents a 20-year record of murders against police officers.

(Image of FBI data released by Fox News)

24 of the 73 officers attacked were killed in “unprovoked” attacks, in which the deadly attacks came out of nowhere for officers on duty.

“In use-of-force incidents, officers most often encountered individuals who did not comply with verbal orders or other types of passive resistance,” the FBI said in a press release.

“Other types of resisted encounters included displaying a weapon at an officer or other person, attempting to escape or flee, using a firearm at an officer or other person , or resistance to handcuffs or arrest,” the press release continued.

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